Tipperary town has dropped two places in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) litter survey, published on Monday.
Meanwhile, Clonmel can be proud of its rise in the ranks, climbing three spots to be the 7th cleanest town in Ireland. It was in 10th place in 2012. Mayor of Tipperary town FG Cllr Anna Tuohy Halligan said the result was puzzling, and disappointing, given that Tipperary had managed to gain 6 points in the last Tidy Towns survey. Some of the blackspots mentioned in this year’s report are in private ownership, and not the Town Council’s responsibility. “The Tidy Towns has a more holistic approach. It was disappointing but we will look at the recommendations and take those on board.” Cllr Brian Rafferty (FF) is Chair of the Tipperary Tidy Towns Committee.